WEBINAR: Current and Emerging Technologies for PFAS Treatment and Lessons Learned Webinar

June 24, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

For an Individual Registration: $75 Member/$120 Nonmember
For a Group Registration: $255 Member/$370 Nonmember

This hour and a half webinar is designed to inform the audience about current technologies for the treatment of PFAS, especially for drinking water applications.

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The webinar will be divided into three sections and co-presented by experts from private, public, and academic sectors sharing their latest information and lessons learned from real-world case studies. Each section includes a presentation conducted by one or two speakers and an opportunity for Q/A for better audience involvement and interaction.

The selection of presenters from various sectors and with different backgrounds aim to provide different perspectives of various stages, including problem definition, evaluation, testing, pilot study, design, permitting, construction, and operation.

The first section of the presentation shares the experiences of the town of Ayer, MA. Ayer is in the process of implementing full-scale ion-exchange treatment on one water supply and granular activated carbon treatment on another water supply. These two treatment methods reflect the most common type of treatment technologies currently used for PFAS in drinking water. The Ayer presentation will cover the whole life cycle of a project from problem definition to operation.

The second presentation focuses on experiences of Brunswick County, NC in implementing a low-pressure reverse osmosis (LP-RO) membrane treatment system. RO membranes are typically a more complicated treatment method, but one that can provide a higher level of treatment. The Brunswick County presentation will present the benefits and challenges that need to be considered with this technology.

The last section shares the innovative results from research front of developing new methods to solve the PFAS contamination problem and presents a couple of technologies that can be coupled with existing technologies to create a full treatment option without waste or residues.

The main targeted audience is public and private utilities, consultant engineers, and government entities who have a basic understanding of the PFAS problem and are looking for more specific experienced-based information about practical solutions, including existing and under development technologies.

It is designed in a way that gives the audience a broad view of the available option and their implementation opportunities and challenges. For anyone from the audience who is already dealing with PFAS contamination issue or want to be proactive and be prepared to tackle the challenge in case they face the problem, this webinar provides critical information for guiding knowledge-based and practical decisions.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Create an action plan for treatment option evaluation, bench and pilot study, design, and build treatment process to eliminate PFAS contamination. (Transfer knowledge of lesson learned from pilot, design and construction phases of real projects from designer and operator point of views)
  2. Analyze the advantages and disadvantages of different common PFAS treatment processes, including their capabilities in removing different types of contaminants, treatment residues, and permitting challenges, cost, and complexity of treatment options based on real-world case studies.
  3. Recognize other available or under development treatment processes and understand the future path of PFAS treatment development.
  4. Be prepared to tackle potential existing or upcoming PFAS contamination challenges quickly by understanding the scope of available options and their application capabilities and limitation.